By Denise Blaz
June 12, 2012
Three men who allegedly went on a robbery and burglary crime spree Monday morning were arrested that night at a pawnshop, authorities said, with the help of a surveillance photo.
Joshua Lynn Jimenez, 22, Anthony Jermaine Rocha, 17 — both of Abilene — and Devin Jerone Tate, 18, of Killeen, were charged with one count each of aggravated robbery. Additional charges are pending, said George Spindler, Abilene police spokesman.
The men were still being held at the Taylor County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon in lieu of a $100,000 bond each, according to custody records.
According to police, the men are tied to at least two aggravated robberies, both of which occurred in the northern area of Abilene.
A 50-year-old Waxahachie man was robbed by a man holding a semi-automatic pistol outside an Abilene Christian University dormitory hall, campus police reported Monday. A man was robbed at gunpoint while the victim was inside his vehicle in a Hendrick Medical Center parking lot, Spindler said.
Police say the men also are tied to other Monday crimes in the area, including a burglary of an unlocked car at ACU. The men were seen "prowling" around and opened the car and stole items, ACU Police Chief Jimmy Ellison said.
Two handguns were recovered from the men, along with stolen property and money, Spindler said.